Kansas City political boss Thomas J. Pendergast and his nephew, James Pendergast, sit on a bench together in what appears to be an office, ca. 1939. From: Truman Home.
Pendergast, Thomas J.
Letter from Harry S. Truman in Grandview, Missouri to his wife Bess in Biloxi, Mississippi. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on his meeting with Tom Pendergast, saying that, "He told me to do as I pleased with the county payroll, make the adjustments I wanted to, and he'd put the organization in line behind me.
Photocopy of a letter from President Harry S. Truman to James M. Pendergast in which Truman provides his opinion on the federal investigations of Tom Pendergast's tax fraud. The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum does not hold the original document.
Senator Harry S. Truman, Thomas J. Pendergast, James P. Aylward, James Farley, N. G. Robertson, and David Fitzgerald at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Letter from Harry S. Truman in Washington D.C. to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on his day and expresses his simple desire to be a businessman in a small town. He then recounts a dinner meeting with other Senators, including Joseph F. Guffey.
Letter from Harry S. Truman in Washington D.C. to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this particularly candid letter, Truman updates Bess on the politics of Missouri and the nation, saying that "Pendergast hasn't made up his mind yet who will be governor. He'll announce it sometime soon.
The souvenir program for the Irish-American Societies of Kansas City, Mo. Thirty-Seventh Annual Picnic, held in Fairyland Park in Kansas City, August 17, 1924. The program includes a list of activities, sponsors, and advertisements.
Portrait of Tom Pendergast.
Letter from Harry S. Truman in Washington D.C. to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this candid letter, Truman informs Bess that he intends to travel in secret to New York to meet with Tom Pendergast.
Letter from Harry S. Truman to James A. Reed in which Truman expresses why he is upset with Reed. Although Truman knows Reed has great respect for him, Truman is disheartened that Reed remains publicly neutral in his preference between Truman and Charles M. Howell as a 1932 senatorial candidate.
Portrait of Thomas J. Pendergast around 1900. From the book, "Independence As It Is."
Letter from Harry S. Truman at the Hotel New Yorker in New York City to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri.